• Instructor (Clinical), Special Education


  • Nelson, C. & Paul, K., Barnhill, B. A. (2017). Creative dance-based communication intervention for children with multiple disabilities including sensory impairment. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Vol. 12, 2(3), 70-80. Published, 12/2017.
  • Nelson, C. & Paul. K., Johnston, S. S., & Kidder, J. E. (2017). Use of a creative dance intervention package to increase social engagement and play complexity of young children with autism. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Delays. Vol. 52, 170-185. Published, 06/2017.


  • Teaching Concepts to Children Using the BEST Elements of Dance. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/15/2018.
  • Geber Handman, P. & Paul, K. (2017). Interdisciplinary teaching model: Dance & special education. Paper presented at the 19th National Dance Educator Organization Conference, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Deafblind International 2017: European Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, Teaching Concepts to Children Using the BEST Elements of Dance. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/06/2017.
  • Division of Early Childhood International Conference, Louisville KY, Multidisciplinary Training Model: Strategies for Using Creative Dance to Promote Preschoolers' Development. While the arts have been shown to improve student outcomes, teachers have reported a lack of confidence for integrating the arts in their classrooms. This poster presents a multidisciplinary university course designed to increase pre-service and in-service teachers' capacity to use creative dance to teach skills across preschool activities. Other, Presented, 10/20/2016.
  • Division Of Early Childhood International Conference: Increasing Play Complexity in Children with Autism Through Music and Movement. Other, Presented, 10/09/2014.
  • Division Of Early Childhood International Conference: Poster Presentation: Increasing Play Initiations in Inclusive Preschool Classrooms: Keys to Play. Other, Presented, 10/08/2014.
  • Deafblind International: 8th European Conference, Lille, France. Literacy and shared story book reading with children who are deafblind: Family and professional partnerships. Presentation, Presented, 08/2013.
  • 14th International CEC-DADD Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Developmental Disabilities. Kona, Hawaii Shared-Storybook Reading. Presentation, Presented, 01/2013.
  • Nelson, C., Greenfield, R., Hyte, H., Shaffer, J., & Paul, K. (2011). Reduction of Stress in Children who are Deafblind. Paper presented at 15th Deafblind International World Conference, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 06/2011.
  • Paul, K., McDonnell, A. P., & Nelson, C. (2011). Movement: A context for learning for preschoolers with disabilities. Poster presented at 28th International Division of Early Childhood Conference, Harbor Springs, MD. Other, Accepted, 03/2011.


  • French, basic.
  • Spanish, basic.